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    Win tickets to An Evening with Noel Fielding in Christchurch

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    Guide to New Zealand’s top wine regions

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    Golden Days at Big Bay

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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Ultimate Taupo event home

 Spacious, comfortable house in a good location 

The Ferns - Taupo. Beautifully presented

 Great house for a large number of people 

The Ferns - Taupo. Beautifully presented

 Great stay again thanks, we will be back. 

Ultimate Taupo event home

 Perfect for our large group. Plenty of space, and walking distance to town. 

The Ferns - Taupo. Beautifully presented

 Wonderful property. Very well presented and clean. Beds were all comfortable and well configured. Location was no problem for us. Teenage children walked into town independantly. Would definately rent again. 

Great views - great location

 Location was perfect, close to lake and town. With 6 bedrooms it was great for the 12 of us staying. Just meant very quick showers for everyone as we ran out of hot water, but that's no problem in the middle of summer when we utilised the lake anyway.